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Boston cabbie shot dead (9 times) after refusing fare

Luckinson Oruma.
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 Luckinson Oruma
Pictured, Phillip Foy as he was being taken into custody on June 4, 2019 following the shooting death of Boston taxi driver, Luckinson Oruma. Image via screenshot – social media.

Luckinson Oruma Boston taxi driver and father of five shot dead (9 times) by Phillip Foy after refusing to pick up fare in broad daylight. 

A man has been arrested after gunning down a Boston taxi driver nine times after the cabbie refused to drive him to a town about 30 miles (50 kilometers) from where he hailed the driver.

The victim, 60-year-old Luckinson Oruma, died at a hospital after the shooting in broad daylight Tuesday outside a hotel in downtown Boston, circa 11.00am. 

Phillip Foy of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, pleaded not guilty Wednesday at his arraignment on charges including murder and armed carjacking 7 News Boston reported.

Prosecutor John Verner said Foy demanded a ride to Mansfield, about a 30-mile (50-kilometer) drive from Boston’s Back Bay region. When Oruma declined, Verner said Foy told the driver: ‘You’re gonna move this cab, or I’m gonna move you.’

Adding, ‘Mr. Oruma fell to the ground and the defendant stood over him and fired a few more times, while he was down.’

Luckinson Oruma’s alleged killer described as coward by gathered friends and family: 

Joe Litvack, treasurer of Independent Taxi, in a statement said the company is devastated by the loss of Oruma, a Nigerian emigre who he described as a devoted father of five, husband and employee.

‘It’s terrible for everyone and I imagine his family, I mean you do not expect your loved one to walk out the door and not come back,’ he told via 7 News Boston.

Foy later admitted to shooting the father of five during a fight that broke out when he was refused a ride to Mansfield, according to court documents.

Police say Foy stole the cab but was arrested a short time later.

Police say they recovered the black semi-automatic handgun used in the shooting.

Foy is due back in court on July 9.

A GoFundme page to assist the victim’s family following the fatal shooting as of Wednesday afternoon had raised, $6,949 of a $20,000 goal.